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Are you considering a trip to Europe this summer? Unless money is no object, we strongly suggest putting it off for at least one season. Demand is increasing on popular routes to many European cities, and with that demand prices go up. Look to the fall, however, to find some truly cheap airfares, like $292 to London from NYC -- all on the block from discounter 1-800-Fly-Europe.

Currently, the company is featuring early booking sales from multiple American gateways into London, Paris and Rome. Travel is valid from September 1 to October 31, 2005, with the lowest prices on midweek departures. Sample fares, before taxes and security fees, include:

London

  • New York: $292
  • Boston: $315
  • Washington, D.C.: $362
  • Atlanta: $409
  • Chicago, Dallas, Houston Miami, Orlando and Raleigh-Durham: $433
  • Los Angeles and San Francisco: $456

Paris

  • New York: $339
  • Boston: $351
  • Washington, D.C.: $358
  • Atlanta: $405
  • Chicago, Miami, Orlando and Raleigh-Durham: $428
  • Dallas and Houston: $452
  • Los Angeles and San Francisco: $516

Rome

  • New York: $379
  • Boston: $405
  • Washington, D.C.: $440
  • Atlanta: $487
  • Chicago, Miami, Orlando and Raleigh-Durham: $511
  • Dallas and Houston: $534
  • Los Angeles and San Francisco: $588

Fair warning, taxes and fees can sometimes be a bit steep. For example, the NYC to London fares we checked had nearly $180 tacked on to the final price tag, but still came in $10 under the best offers from American, United and British Airways. The company's San Francisco to Rome fares came in at a final price of $897.64 (a base-fare of $675.29 + $204.79 in taxes & fees), a little high for that time of year, but still came in well under the nearest competitors (British Airways at $957 and Northwest at $989). Be sure to compare prices before making your final decision.

For complete details, visit www.1800flyeurope.com or call tel. 800/359-3876.

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